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Girl aged six killed in Smethwick crash

By Ian Harvey | Smethwick | Crime | Published:

A six-year-old girl has died following a collision between a car and two pedestrians in Smethwick.

Two people have been arrested after the incident in Oldbury Road at about 10.50pm on Saturday.

A 27-year-old man and 26-year-old woman have been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and remain in police custody.

DC Damian Gibson from the Collision Investigation Unit said, “We are investigating the circumstances leading to this tragic event.

“Although we have two in custody, we’re appealing for anyone who witnessed the collision or who may have CCTV which can help with our enquiries.

“There may be motorists who’ve captured the incident on dash cams and if so I’d ask them to also get in touch as they could have important information.

“The family are receiving support from family liaison officers and, our thoughts are them at this very sad time.”

The scene of the fatal collision in Oldbury Road, Smethwick

The road was reopened at 2am today and this morning, Sarvoday Jain, who lives off Oldbury Road, said: “I just saw lots of police outside last night, I hadn’t heard about what had happened.

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“It was after midnight I saw all the police cars on the road. It’s not good that a young girl has died, it’s tragic.”

Lailie Formali, who lives in Narrow Sharp Close, added: “I saw lots of police in the area, it was about 11pm last night.

“They closed the main road, there were probably about seven police cars there.

“It’s tragic that a young girl has lost her life. We hadn’t heard about it, we just saw the police cars.”

Witnesses are asked to call the Collision Investigation Unit on 101 quoting log number 2933 from 28 July or email FL.COLLISION_INVEST@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or at crimestoppers-uk.org

Ian Harvey

By Ian Harvey
@IanHarvey_Star

Shropshire Star Internet Editor based at the head office in Ketley, Telford

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